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what color or where can I find the best color walls for music listening?
It must be possible, don't you think?
He can try electrically conductive paint to shield his room from EMI/RFI and from emitting EMI/RFI. Unless he prefers aluminum foil, of course.
Sure kinda like a mood ring for paint?
I don't think it's a stretch that open-cell flat-colored paints are going to be less reflective at certain frequencies than smoother surfaces... it's not going to be a massive effect I don't think... I wonder if it would show up on reverberation time plots.
Medium blue is best for walls. Medium green is best for the ceiling. I'm not hot dogging you.
Mapleshade. All the way.
For me, room color is more about the mood it puts me in because mood alters perception.
I like colors with red, brown, orange and yellow hues. Earth tones of an autumn variation. With soft light, not this in your face LED crap.
The worst rooms for me are the "modern" monochromatic rooms with high-color-temperature lighting. Makes me feel like I am in a nicely outfitted classroom.
If I am not in, or can't GET in, a relaxed state of mind in which I can connect with the music, I may as well be lifting weights and cranking Rammstein. Not to say that's not a valid use of my time, it's just not my definition of "audiophile listening".
You seem to be of the opinion that you're in control of your perceptions, right? Let me guess, you're one of those guys that thinks he can't be hypnotized.do you think we're aware of the colors in the room even when the lights are off and it's completely dark? If you were blindfolded and taken into a strange listening room do you think you could tell what colors the walls are in a controlled blind test?
You can't control your perceptions. But you can influence them.
That's what being an audiophile is! That's what being a foodie is too I think...
It's all about influencing your perceptions, with processes either real or imagined. And if perceptions are altered, and in a way that is deemed pleasing...
Then that doesn't really matter either.
So yes, since I listen with my eyes open (to watch the instruments and vocalist play in and around the sound stage) I like a room that has soothing decorum and lighting.
If I was blind, or listened blindfolded, then maybe I would not bother to paint or worry about the aesthetic.
Thanx for the info couldn't find much out there
Where did you get that info? Your own experience, or research?
BTW, I hope you're doing great. (And I may need some more DM from you soon. I'll let you know when I do.)
Miss you over at tweaks, but, well, c'est la vie.....
BTW, my Music Rooms were either all wood walls and ceilings (Los Angeles) or white paint on gypsum board walls (boring but looks fine; wife liked it a lot) with a breath-taking knotty (naughty?) spruce ceiling stained a lovely deep brown (here in New Zealand.)
Perhaps you're unfamiliar with my Blue Meanies and Green Meanies, both of which are based on how boundaries and their colors influence our perceptions and how claustrophobia is not particularly good for the sound.
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